Breakfast: One cupcake, one glass of milk, one bowl of oatmeal.

Goals for the day: Be able to teach through six periods of teaching, watch the progress of the Grade 1 musical and handle the Parent-Teacher Conference with care.

Tic-toc, tic-tock, tick-tock.

It is 7:05 and it is the start of another week of teaching.

I am looking forward to end this week on a good note.

The tasks: I’m supposed to sit down at 2:45 and start to say hi and hello to each parent that comes to my desk.

I’m also supposed to teach six periods within a high-energy setting, trying to manage people’s behavior while at the same time meeting my objectives in class.

Thankfully, I don’t have that much to think about, apart from ensuring that my students get the lessons at 90% accuracy.

After all, no human is perfect – to err is human and besides, we didn’t claim anything about the divine.

Teacher: Next time, don’t do this.

Student: Whatever.

Teacher: You’re not talking to your teacher like this. You’re supposed to know what’s right and wrong.

(Student just looks down)

Inside another classroom:

Teacher X: People, you’ve got to be kidding me. Aren’t you supposed to be old enough to handle things by yourselves and to do your responsibilities?

Students: Sorry.

Teacher X: (inside the mind – I am not looking forward to your apologies. I am looking ahead to see your applications.)

Lunch: Chicken and corn soup with moringa (malunggay)

Well, so it’s just two periods left. I need to remind my students that leniency is a privilege, not a right given to them.

Then, everything just breezed quickly afterwards.


That’s a good way to start the week, I guess.

Now, I’m home and I’m not pretty sure about my dinner. Maybe I’ll just eat at my friend’s house; after all, I was going to hang out with them anyway.

Besides, I’m quite tired. I just want to take a nap for an hour or two…

I have finished reading a couple of books over the weekend as well as write some fan fiction. Boom-boom-pow!

It’s the start of another hectic week and we’re still yet to finalize the way that we should present our musical, in terms of the technical side of things.

I guess I have three weeks to help fix everything.

I do hope that I get to finish stuff earlier, because I don’t want to conduct bug tests just a couple of days before the big event comes up…

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